EG Kight with Maria Carrelli
Memorial Hall OTR
1225 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Downtowne Listening Room and Memorial Hall OTR present EG Kight Music with special guest Maria Carrelli. Saturday June 2nd 8pm, tickets on sale now!
In the mid 90?s, shortly after hearing a Koko Taylor album, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter EG Kight transitioned from touring as a country singer to a full-fledged blues/roots artist. And with her rich vocals, well-crafted songs, and inimitable sense of humor, she has since entertained on stages around the world. She has emerged as a preeminent voice in roots music, receiving various music industry nominations, including six for Female Artist of the Year, three for Song of the Year, and one for Album of the Year.
Through the years Kight has developed a sound that transcends musical boundaries, with a unique blend of blues, country, americana, southern rock, jazz, gospel, and funk. Her music appeals to the masses, no matter their taste, and she has brought her diverse musical menu to various clubs, theaters, festivals, and corporate events, even appearing on such mainstays as Nashville Now and NPR?s A Prairie Home Companion.
Kight lives on land in Dublin, Georgia that?s been in her family for four generations, and her roots go deep. Early in her career Kight was dubbed ?The Georgia Songbird.? With a rich and velvety voice that?s a cross between Phoebe Snow, Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna, and Patsy Cline, Kight performs as a solo, a trio, and with a band, and has worked shows with artists across the genres, including Gregg Allman, Phoebe Snow, Merle Haggard, Koko Taylor, Little Feat, Lee Roy Parnell, B.B. King, and Delbert McClinton.
Georgia Music Magazine writes that Kight is ?a gentle and elegant woman who manages to channel Southern charm, sophistication and a fierce passion for the blues into one tremendously intoxicating voice.?
Maria Carrelli is a Cincinnati-born musician based currently out of the small but vibrant musical community that is Ludlow, Kentucky. Crafting folk based grass roots music, she probes her listeners by baring her soul through song. Her music is heavily influenced by old bluegrass standards, country music through the ages with an essence of modern folk. She has played music throughout the country and alongside various other musicians, weaving her own musical path as she continues to strengthen her songwriting and skill. She?s opened for acts such as Billy Strings, Darrell Scott, Reverend Peyton?s Big Damn Band and Del McCoury.